Student: Diana Young
Course: 21st Century Skills: Information and Communication Literacy
Date: 7 September 2013
Professor: Colin Witherspoon
What Do You See in The Mirror?
Have you ever looked at yourself in the mirror and were proud of what you saw, just to step on the scale and feel like someone is playing a trick on you? Weight is a funny thing when you are looking at the aspect of being healthy and having a productive life. Being considered a healthy person has less to do with your weight on the scale and more to do with an accurate body fat percentage. Even people who exercise and look physically fit could be considered obese when it comes down to looking at the average weight/height chart.Ã¯Â¿Â½
When looking at the weight/height chart also known as The Metropolitan Life Table you first need to know some history behind it. The table was created in 1943 by a company known as the Metropolitan Life Insurance Company and was later revised in 1983 (Steven B.
Halls, 2008). Ã¯Â¿Â½It was designed to determine which people would have the lowest death rate (Steven B. Halls, 2008). A huge glitch to this is it was made particularly for people within the 25-29 age group and for people who were considered average height for that time (Steven B. Halls, 2008). So to say if you are tall or really short this table was not designed for you (Steven B. Halls, 2008). The original table also specified that the person should have on 1" heels and their clothes should weight approximately 3 lbs., before any revisions were made (Steven B. Halls, 2008).Ã¯Â¿Â½
When looking at weight one thing you need to take into consideration is your body type. There were three body types which have now changed over time...